Saturday, 13 August 2011

Inky Less is More

It's a One Layer Week over at the Less is More Challenge with the additional feature to
USE INK
(i.e. try not to use any computer generated image or sentiment)

I thought I'd have a go at what Mandi had done - ink up an acrylic block and stamp straight onto the card.  Well, I gave it a couple of goes and basically the result was pants (and the card warped a bit).




I'll cut it up and use it in another project but I decided to try something else .....



I masked off a panel and inked over some sequin waste with Stormy Sky & Faded Jeans Distress Ink












I then stamped my image and sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black and added a couple of gems ...


(Image is Kanban Mini 06 & sentiment is American Crafts Sentiments)

Have a great week everyone, thanks ever so much for stopping by.  I'll try and get round as many of you as possible but I think there's going to be LOTS of entries this week.

A quick edit - I've trusted Chrissie suggestion and stamped over my 'pants' inky attempt ... what do you think .... 

I think we have to admit she was right!

Suze xx

71 comments:

Chrissie said...

Your card is fabulous Suze... but I think that you would be surprised how wonderful your background will look once overstamped with an image of some sort. DO try it and see. Often backgrounds seem to come to life once the card is finished.
Please try it!
Thanks so much fro joining us again.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Sarah said...

Well you certainly managed to salvage that background! Both cards are great I love what you did with the sequin waste.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous, Love both and Chrissie was right the dress brings it all to life!! Two gorgeous cards, Gay xxx

Kathyk said...

I was going to say that the panel turned out to be a lovely colour combination and try stamping over it - when I spotted you already did! Lvoe both your cards

Kathyk

Beryl K said...

Love your card with the sequin waste, and by stamping the image over your first card you have turned that into another winning card Love the both
Beryl x

Aileen said...

Yep Chrissie knows a thing or two! Your background card looks fantastic with it's dress on! Also like your spotty waste design with the delicate flower on top. x

Karin said...

To be honest, I like both! And that 'colorful dress' is awesome... It's cool you're so honest about that card! I like that!

i'm busy with my entries... (i just love this kinda challenge), so please check my blog a couple times ;)

xoxo
karin

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Suze. Love both your cards but the one with the dress is just gorgeous.
Regards Florence x

Margaret said...

Your "pants" background looks fab Suze but I have to say your first card is so stylish and elegant.
Margaret x

Debgem said...

I think both cards are just gorgeous. Yes, Chrissie was absolutely right - the "pants" backing looks wonderful with the dress! I really like the effect with the sequin waste too - great cards!

lililindsay said...

Now where did I put my sequin waste? Both cards are stunning - so different but both so effective.

Lynne said...

Wow, I tried that acrylic block thing and mine was pants too. I kept it to use for punching but after seeing your image stamped over it I might have another go. Your second card is fabulous. I love the effect you get with sequin waste.
Lynne xxx

Chrissie said...

Brilliant.. I'm so glad you tried it!
Your background looks a million dollars now!
Well done you!
Chrissie

Suzilou said...

Wow what fab cards, love the sequin waste idea and what a great stamp. Your mistake card look absolutely fantastic :)

Cheryl said...

oh these are just brilliant hun loving the background you have created,gorgeous work hun hugs cherylx

Christine said...

fabulous cards!

Jane said...

Two beautiful cards, love the dress image that you stamped over your first try.

Toulouse31 said...

A great idea to use the sequin waste and the first card did indeed work once you stamped an image onto it!

craftattack said...

Lovel cards, but <i like the first one nest! Hugs, Valerie

Gail said...

Love the dress and background - very painterly! I have that stamp too.

Elizabeth said...

Both gorgeous cards!! Beautiful dress stamp.

Jan said...

Gorgeous cards xx Jan

toscania-art-life said...

Beautiful cards! Great.

Marlena M. said...

Both card are incredible~ I love the sequin waste background! ;)

Viv's Visuals said...

Great cards - and suppose we have to give some credit to the 'Head Girl' for her outstanding suggestion - the card you thought was pants is fabulous now! Love the sequin waaste idea too. x

Sandra said...

Two great cards - love the stamp on the first one and well done for rescuing the second!

Stamps and Paper said...

I think yourt inky background is great...just love the dress card.

Anne

Lyn said...

Love them both and stamping the dress onto the first one really makes a difference to the background, almost used sequin waste myself but resisted

weewiccababe said...

wow, I love the first one, would never have thought of that and the 2nd one has definitely been turned around, fabulous
Debz
xx

Jenni's Jems said...

Nothing is wasted in your house I see hee he and I loved the stylish 1st one but the dress one is stunning and jumps off the page now.Very impressed x

Mandi said...

Hi Suze
As I read the start of your post I was thinking, now if you stamp over it, it would make a huge difference...taught to me by Chrissie!
And it so does
FANTABULOUS!
Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Faith A said...

Suze these are are fabulous cards and the dress is just perfect on the background. Your sequn waste is a beautiful card too

Sally said...

Great idea to use sequin waste for stamping & very effective. A pretty over stamp too. Your "pants" background looks amazing with that dress on it, not gone to waste then!
Sally x

creativeseconds said...

It turned out great! we just need to play more and not be afraid. I really like the dots with the swirls and how you added just the right amount of bling ~ very pretty!

Liz, said...

Just goes to show there are no mistakes! Both cards are really cool,

Liz x

Jenny said...

Just brilliant once you stamped an image over it, the colours are so summery and the contrasting black dress looks great on top :)
Love your sequin waste technique too, it makes a lovely border:)
Jenny x

Ang C said...

Beautiful results with the sequin waste - love the colours you chose.


Chrissie was definitely right, the image you have used is perfect for the "pants" background

Sasha said...

Love your inked background, and it's now finished off perfectly with the dress image!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic pieces. Love to use sequin waste, too.

Maria said...

Such a beautiful card! I looked at this earlier today - it's so eye-catching! I think the one with the dress looks fab as well! Maria x

Susan said...

When I looked at the first card with no image...I thought...I would have thrown it away...what a GREAT suggestion to add another image...Now...it's FABULOUS!!! Love both cards!

nnalorac said...

Beautiful cards, did wonder what I was looking at with the first card but so glad you didn't through it away, the dress image changed the look completely, looks stunning. Must give this a go. Thanks for sharing Carolxx

Andrea said...

It's funny how we think something is a waste, and someone else can look at it and see art- I think it's fab with the stamping overtop, and I really like the colours you used. The blue card is stunning as well.

Maja said...

Fantastic cards, love them both

Ruth M said...

Both are fab cards Suze! Ingenious use of the sequin waste, love the look you achieved! So glad you rescued your first card, that dress is perfect stamped over your background!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

YEP - the overstamped background WORKS! Also, I adore the first card with the sequin waste.

Hugs, Sandra

Rebecca said...

Wow I love the stamp on the 'feel better soon' card! Both these cards are lovely, I'm going to try the inked acrylic block technique soon! x

GinaA said...

Both cards are good but I love the rescued one very chic.

Viv said...

Wow your first card looks great, well done! and the dress one looks amazing too ....Chrissie always seems to be right I find :O) Viv xx

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the sequin waste card but oh my goodness that so called pants card turned out to be amazing! Or perhaps I should say 'pantastic'! Vx

Linby said...

Just love that image stamped over the ink - I want to do it now! The sequin waste one is beautiful too.
Linbyx

Judy1223 said...

Wow, so glad you held onto that first attempt...the dress overstamped on it is beautiful! (I have that stamp and rarely use it...I should break it out and try this!) I love the other card as well...soft, subtle inking and beautiful image and sentiment. Way to go!
Judy

nicky said...

Lovely cards and thanks for the coment on my blog
Nicky

Lynn said...

Hi there, the 'pants' inky attempt has come good, but as a favourite I really love the sequin waste card. Lynn x

Diane said...

Wow...what a perfect "save"...love this!!

Diane said...

Whoops...forgot to add...I love the masked over one, too...a wonderful idea!!

Carol said...

Fabulous cards Suze and your rescue looks great, very pretty. Carol x

Lisa Jane said...

Two fab cards ... love them both
Lisa x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh my goodness! I just LOVE both of these! How clever to use the sequin waste for texture - fabulous. i love what you did with your inky experiment. Came out great!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Superb cards Suze - both very different, both gorgeous!
HUgs Sylvia xxxx

Penny said...

I love your dotty sequin one, really well balanced and pretty. I too had a problem with 'splodging' ink on a card (still haven't managed this week's challenge!!)but it really does look better stamped with the dress.

*Alison* said...

WOW.. what beautiful creations..I just love the colors you used.. hugs

Karen @ stampinginpink said...

wow, both of these creations are fabulous. I should have been braver and tried that technique too! the dress is gorgeous and i love the way you've used the sequin waste here! lol Karen x

Sally H said...

Wow! Two total stunners (Yep, she was right!) I love them both

Kerry said...

Great cards. It would have been so easy to throw the inky one away, but the gorgeous dress stamp finishes it off perfectly.

Vicky said...

Fab cards Suze!! Love the effect created by sponging through sequin waste. Your 'pants' card turned out beautifully too!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Hazel said...

Brilliant - I love the flower and gem one. Hazel x

fatmonica said...

They're both fabulous but I really love that dress one-the background turned out great after all!

Rachelxx said...

Great cards! Yes Chrissie was right :-)

My first play that I haven't posted was a honeycomb using sequin waste as a template! Great minds & all that LOL

Kat said...

Both fabby cards Suze. Just proves nothing is ever wasted lol!

Kat x

Sue - said...

Two gorgeous cards